A Conservation Scheme Plant
Isle of Wight Group
Reason for Inclusion
Originating from Japan, this plant was a gift to the owner of Cotswold Garden Flowers. A plant was bought from there by HPS Hampshire Group and grown by HPS members since 2007.
Bob Brown, Cotswold Garden Flowers
Brief description of plant
Clump forming hardy perennial, wintergreen and a tendency to become shrubby.
Height x Spread
30cm x 40cm
Flower spikes bearing many small deep violet-blue flowers, opening from bottom to top of the spike.
Silvery-grey lanceolate leaves.
Sept - Oct
Any well-drained soil.
Pests and diseases
Generally no problems.
Needs a period of cool temperatures to initiate flowering so will not start flowering until Sept/Oct continuing until frost. Trim clumps in spring to encourage compact growth.
Semi-ripe cuttings will root easily in gritty compost.